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For starters, the gay stickers are coming off...


Future upgrades include-

15x7 black steel rims
Procomp XTERRAIN tires
Motor swap (probably 91-94 Escort GT motor etc)
Air lockers front and rear
Air compressor and tank
Lights
 

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For starters, the gay stickers are coming off...


Yea right. We all know that's the only reason you bought it. :smiley_tofrocks: :smiley_tofrocks:
 

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Cool Jack, Cant wait to see the finished rig......Will it be Off road only? Thinking because of the motor swap......Smog nazi's etc.
 

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33" BFG MT's, 4.88's, detroit in the rear, other stuff
 

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Here's my offroad hunting rig. 1978 IH Scout II, 345 v-8, 33" mud tires, 4" susp lift. Rebuilt motor, but it's back at the machine shop after developing a knock after 2200 miles.

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Here's my river hunting rig...


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sdhunter
 

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Very nice toys boys! JDC if you don't mind me asking what can you pick one of those up for?
 

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Here is my tow rig, 2004 F-150 crew 5.4 liter
 

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And the river toy.....1977 fisher marine 16 ft. Jon w/ 55 hp Johnson

Sorry, enlarged pics are gigantic...
 

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Nice SD do you hunt the south end of the see?


No, no sea hunting, I prefer the river. More solitude and better ducks. That's not to say I wouldn't hunt the sea, just never tried.
 

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For starters, the gay stickers are coming off...


Yea right. We all know that's the only reason you bought it. :smiley_rotflmao: :smiley-devil:

:smiley_rotflmao: Dang! there goes my mild mannered altered identity.
 

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SD and Huntndogs- I'll bet while those boats are sitting in your driveway, crime in your neighborhood drops drastically. They look like something out of a Mad Max movie. You guys have done great jobs on those. Are you able to tow them all set up like that? Do you guys have pictures of materials and assembly for the newbies?

SD- When I do the motor swap, I'll just have to take it to a Referee station to smog it. The ref stations are tough, but as long as the emission standards are under the specs of the donor vehicle, you're good. I considered making it off road only, but it's a cool little town cruiser too.


00Buck- I picked this one up for 700 bucks. The guy felt the transmission was going out. I did a clutch and clutch cable, and that solved all it's woes. I did the spring over lift, new seats, and I'm still under 1K. My initial plan was to build/sell, but after off roading it a couple times, I just can't bear to part with it. We'll be using it this spring out in the desert camping and putzing around.
 

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Sorry to hear about the motor issue. That's one tough rig. Hard to find Scouts in that kind of condition.

For future reference if you need a motor rebuilt, especially an American made V motor, there is only one place to take it. He's a little more pricy, but all the motors I've had done by him have gone over 200k miles.

Ed Hale.
 

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Sorry to hear about the motor issue. That's one tough rig. Hard to find Scouts in that kind of condition.

For future reference if you need a motor rebuilt, especially an American made V motor, there is only one place to take it. He's a little more pricy, but all the motors I've had done by him have gone over 200k miles.

Ed Hale.


Jack,
Yeah, I wanted to have Ed Hale do it, but logistically, it would have been hard to do. I took it to a very reputable place, kind of a drive it, leave it, pick it up deal. Whereas for Ed Hale, I would have had to take him just the motor, and I don't have the place a tools to remove the motor in my drive way...

As far as the boat blinds, mine is a Mud Buddy Fastgrass blind, and Mike made a home made version from mine. They drop down for transport. They do blend in nice with late season foilage (tule color) on the river!!

Later,
Mike
 

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Thanks Jack, When the blind comes off for the summer, I'll take good close-ups to show how it was made. Basically its 1" conduit (Bought a bender then took it back when I was done) plastic mesh and fastgrass. I have about $200.00 into it. It folds down along the tops of the gunnells when motoring or towing and sets up in seconds when ready...

I think an all aluminum V-6 would go nice in that Suzuk.....You can never have too much power.
 

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I wanted to stick with a 4cyl so it doesn't throw the weight, on trail workability, and MPG way out of whack. I have been designing (in my head) the transmission adaptor, electrical, fuel delivery, exhaust etc. Then yesterday the light bulb came on real bright when I passed a Miata...

Rear wheel drive mated with a 5 speed manual transmission
fuel injected
1.8L dohc
30 + mpg
135 + hp

It all became so clear, and easy. No more flywheel to transmission issues, starter issues, etc.

Now, when I'm ready, I'll get in touch with one of those shops that puts V8's in Miata's. They should have everything I need. :smiley-2drunks-singing:
 

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Before you go with any motor, check out the torque spec's. If the Miata motor doesn't make decent low-end torque, then pass on it. You could still find a 4cyl from a Ferd pickup.
 

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That's pretty cheap JDC...I did some research and found a few around a thousand bucks. Might be a good hunting vehicle option instead of scratching the crap outta my truck. (For the quick local jaunts)
 

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without having to modify the firewall, you need to in most cases stay at or under 1.8L or go with a V6. The 2.3L Ford motor is too long, even moving the radiator outside the front apron.

I love the stump pulling power of the SOHC 2 valve motor, but it was a pig to smog.

The newer version DOHC 2.3 is easy to smog, but lost some of the low end grunt.
 
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